WelcomeToni Lopopolo Literary Management was founded in 1991 by Toni Lopopolo who boasts an impressive 30+ years  in the book publishing business.  This former executive editor at Macmillan and then St. Martin’s Press,   combines her many years  in publishing  with her unique editing skills to provide a full service literary agency  to new and seasoned authors.

Toni Lopopolo Literary Management partners with authors for the duration of their literary careers and includes development of fiction projects, creation of nonfiction book proposals, and editing when needed.  Toni has helped bring many first-time and published authors to print including Sol Stein, Lee Silber, Lillian Glass, Steve Duno, Nancy Baer, Flo Fitzgerald, Judith Smith-Levin, Howard Olgin, Jeanette BakerLarry Seeley, Shelly Lowenkopf, Robin Winter, Ehrich Van Lowe, Manuel Ramos, and many others. Publishers include St. Martin’s Press, Simon and Schuster, Crown, Dell, HarperCollins, Kensington, and many others.

TWTlogo2014Toni Lopopolo Literary Management provides a high level of service by limiting the number of clients represented but always searching for select new talent and established authors who seek a more personalized relationship with an agent.

For writers seeking workshops, read more about Toni’s Fiction Boot Camp.

To book a lecture, read more about Toni’s popular seminar entitled “The Ten Most Common Mistakes First Novelist Make.”


NewsIn the news…

Author Robin Winter to Read at Chaucer’s in Santa Barbara, April 28th – Her Novel Focuses on Isla Vista – and the Mysterious

What Does Kill Your Darlings Mean?

“The Good News and the Bad” essay on getting published By Shelly Lowenkopf

5 Tips for Writing a Memoir

How to Eliminate “To-Be” Verbs in Writing

The Terrible Twenty Words Not to Use

Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

attwood-quoteFive Writing Tips From Jane Smiley

Elmore Leonard’s opening lines. What’s your reaction?

Flannery O’Connor’s Eight Rules for Writing

Join Toni for a Masterclass at Los Angeles Valley College, Saturday, October 18Master skills needed to write your first novel or revise your first draft. Click here to learn more.

Congratulations to Kathleen O’Donnell whose novel Last Day for Rob Rhino is a two time book of the year finalist from Next Generation Indie Book Awards and Foreword’s Book of the Year IndieFab Awards

Congratulations to Shelly Lowenkopf whose new book Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out at Night made the top 100 of all books in Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank last weekend.

Read Melinda Palacio’s interview with Shelly Lowenkopf on La Bloga.

Desperado by Manuel Ramos got a nice review from Si Dunn on Third-Chance Book Reviews.

Desperado by Manuel Ramos is a finalist for a Colorado Book Award in the Mystery category.

Read a sample from Love Will Make You Drink and Gamble, Stay Out at Night by Shelly Lowenkopf

Charles Harper Webb‘s review of Shelly Lowenkopf‘s upcoming short story collection: “Shelly Lowenkopf’s short stories breathe gusts of fresh air into the often stuffy litera"Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us." -- Paul Theroux, novelist (b. 1941)ry atmosphere. Witty, urbane, sharply observed, insightful, mordant yet poignant and absolutely entertaining, these stories touch the funny bone as well as the heart. Readers have had to wait too long for this collection. Grab it now.”

Manuel Ramos selected as one of the “100 Colorado Creatives.”

Susan Finlay’s interview with Renni Browne, Co-Author of Self-Editing For Fiction Writers

Client author Kathleen O’Donnell on Literary Gumbo TV.

“Chan has crafted a fast-paced, complicated thriller that is not short on twists.” – Kirkus Reviews on Lying in Wait by Robert N. Chan

"Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use." -- Charles Schulz, cartoonist (1922-2000)Read the first three chapters of Last Day for Rob Rhino Kathleen O’Donnell’s debut novel from Damnation Books. Ebook available July 1, paperback August 1, 2013.

Read Susan Finlay’s interview with author Robin Winter.

Shelly Lowenkopf‘s book The Fiction Writer’s Handbook: The Definitive Guide to McGuffins, Red Herrings, Shaggy Dogs, and Other Literary Revelations from a Master received a review in Library Journal.

Interview With Literary Agent Toni Lopopolo on BookMarketingBuzzBlog. Click here to read more.

Toni Lopopolo and Shelly Lowenkopf speak about their Bootcamp Intensive with former student, Tim Malone.  Click here to view video.

Literary Gumbo Interviews Toni Lopopolo.  Click here to view video.